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What ESL Is/What ESL is Not

What ESL Is What ESL Is Not
Essential language development for L2 speakers. Special or remedial education
Planned, daily instruction for second language acquisition Just being in an all-English environment
Separate instruction time when L2 learners have the opportunity to express themselves An instructional time when L2 learners have to compete with fluent English speakers in order to participate
Second language development through comprehensible content area instruction in English Simply language arts for native English speakers. Content taught in a language other than English
Sequential, strategic curriculum delivery using ESL methodologies Tutoring
Communication-based Grammar-based
Teaching English to L2 students, which may include multicultural aspects Multicultural education
Incorporating multicultural aspects An assimilation program
An essential, integral part of the students’ academic program Supplemental
Coordinated with, and reinforced by, the classroom teacher at the elementary An isolated language learning program
A program whose implementation is the responsibility of certified personnel with ESL training. The responsibility of para-professional personnel.
The provision of English language support in the transition from explicit ESL instruction to modified classroom curriculum Not abrupt cessation of English language support
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Published by Nydzia Smith on August 26, 2016
        
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